• Language(s) of Instruction


  • Students


  • Principal

    Mr. Campbell Douglas

  • Age Range

    2 to 18 yrs

  • Fee Range

    AED 46,436 - 91,802

  • Rating

    Very Good (KHDA)

  • Location

    Dubai Hills

  • Curriculum

    British Curriculum

  • Grade

    Nursery - Year 13

Opened in September 2013, GEMS Wellington Academy-Al Khail is an international world-class school dedicated to fostering a passion for excellence in learning and in life. We provide rich and relevant learning opportunities based on the highly successful GEMS Wellington Schools academic learning model. We are a very diverse school community which celebrates the cultures, backgrounds, abilities and talents of all students who are represented in over 80 nationalities.

GEMS Wellington Academy-Al Khail delivers programmes for learning that are rooted in the National Curriculum for England (NCfE) and enhanced by best practice globally so that students achieve the best possible academic outcomes and develop the habits and competencies which will make them successful lifelong learners. The curriculum in our Secondary School is designed to prepare our students for their GCSE studies in Years 10 and 11 and A-Level courses in Years 12 and 13.

Our three pillars provide the foundational priorities that underpin the teaching and learning at GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail. They include 1) The Science of Learning 2) Social Enterprise and Innovation, and 3) Student Agency. Using these pillars as guides, we create pathways for our students to succeed both academically and personally.

Recent highlights for our school include the launch of our Wellington Performance Football Centre (WPFC) in September 2021. The WPFC provides talented young footballers a holistic full-time student athlete programme, designed to mirror the ethos and comprehensive training schedule of professional players. It provides a year-round training and games schedule built into the school’s daily curriculum.

We are also very proud to announce that our school was judged to be ‘outstanding’ in all areas of our British Schools Overseas Inspection of November 2019. The inspection report acknowledged that “across the school, pupils make outstanding progress in a range of subjects to reach high standards, well above UK averages, particularly in the context of non-selective schools.”

Our world-class facilities include purpose-built classrooms, science and technology labs, auditorium and theatre, recording and video studio, a 3-level gymnasium and tennis courts, 2 x 25 metre swimming pools, football and rugby pitches and specialist music, art, language and design rooms. We use these facilities to improve the quality of the study environment in the school, thus improving the quality of education. With such a wide range of creative, musical and physical activities on offer, every child will discover something they love!

To find out more about GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail in Dubai, please refer the details below.

Mr. Campbell Douglas

It is both a privilege and a pleasure to welcome you to GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail. At the Academy, our goal is a simple one – to be the best international British curriculum school in the UAE, where students Aspire, Create, and Excel.

Central to achieving this goal are four key tenets. The first is the creation of an environment where all community members feel happy and safe. Our Academy is a fully inclusive community built on mutually respectful relationships. It is a community that students are proud of and want to belong to. Secondly, is the offering of a broad and balanced, but rigorous curriculum that allows for the personalisation of learning and ensures that every learner experiences success, no matter what their pathway. 


  • Audio Visual/Media Studio
  • Auditorium/Theatre
  • Exploration Room
  • Games & Sports Field/Pitches
  • Indoor Sports Hall
  • Library
  • Medical Centre
  • Performing Arts Centre/Studios
  • School Cafeteria
  • School Transport
  • Science Laboratories
  • Secure Campus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Technology labs
  • Tennis Court
  • WiFi


GEMS Wellington Academy - Al Khail
  • Dubai Hills

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